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#2048678 - 05/15/20 10:01 AM Pepper Rogers (RIP)
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/01/02
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
88 years is a long life......1969 was one LONG season!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pepper did two things Jayhawks should be thankful for...Co Big-8 champs with OU and Orange Bowl in 68 and handing the reigns to Fambrough when he left for UCLA.

Other than that? Pepper took Mitchell kids and had a great season.....kind of a precursor to what Bud Moore did 10 years later, with similar results.

Anyway, the 68 season was certainly fun! Thanks for that one Pepper!!!

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#2048680 - 05/15/20 12:03 PM Re: Pepper Rogers (RIP) [Re: beenahawk]
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Registered: 09/07/10
Loc: Florida
RIP to a great man.
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#2048682 - 05/15/20 01:59 PM best line ever ... [Re: TheStarhawk]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/08/02
Loc: reservation lake, mn
“I gave Dan Devine the peace sign and he gave half of it back." Pepper Rogers



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#2048683 - 05/15/20 03:01 PM Re: best line ever ... [Re: tmcats]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/01/02
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
That was in 69.....Misery really put it on us that year....of course we were down to two effective plays...run Ron Jessie or throw to Ron Jessie...Phil Basler was QB, he ended up being an all conference defensive end before leaving Larryville.

When Pepper was asked how it felt to go 9-1 then 1-9 he said it was better than going 5-5 twice. Guy was good press if nothing else. grin

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#2048686 - 05/15/20 06:45 PM Re: best line ever ... [Re: beenahawk]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
I heard he once did back flips coming out on the field.
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#2048696 - 05/18/20 12:42 PM Re: best line ever ... [Re: 58hawk]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/01/02
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
I heard he once did back flips coming out on the field.


That's TRUE! He's go out with the yell leaders and hand spring right along side!

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#2048699 - 05/18/20 05:22 PM Re: best line ever ... [Re: beenahawk]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 12/16/09
Loc: KCMO
Originally Posted By: beenahawk
Originally Posted By: 58hawk
I heard he once did back flips coming out on the field.


That's TRUE! He's go out with the yell leaders and hand spring right along side!
I was a "Junior Jayhawk" but too young to remember the hand springs.
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#2048705 - 05/19/20 08:08 PM Re: best line ever ... [Re: beenahawk]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 10/02/13
He represents on of the best times in KU football history. Fond memories.
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